Eye pull, eye push: moving objects between large screens and personal devices with gaze and touch

Jayson Turner, Jason Alexander, Andreas Bulling, Dominik Schmidt, Hans Gellersen

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Previous work has validated the eyes and mobile input as a viable approach for pointing at, and selecting out of reach objects. This work presents Eye Pull, Eye Push, a novel interaction concept for content transfer between public and personal devices using gaze and touch. We present three techniques that enable this interaction: Eye Cut & Paste, Eye Drag & Drop, and Eye Summon & Cast. We outline and discuss several scenarios in which these techniques can be used. In a user study we found that participants responded well to the visual feedback provided by Eye Drag & Drop during object movement. In contrast, we found that although Eye Summon & Cast significantly improved performance, participants had difficulty coordinating their hands and eyes during interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013
EditorsPaula Kotzé, Gary Marsden, Gitte Lindgaard, Janet Wesson, Marco Winckler
PublisherSpringer, Singapore
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-40479-5
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


  • Eye-Based Interaction
  • Mobile
  • Cross-Device
  • Content Transfer
  • Interaction Techniques

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Turner, J., Alexander, J., Bulling, A., Schmidt, D., & Gellersen, H. (2013). Eye pull, eye push: moving objects between large screens and personal devices with gaze and touch. In P. Kotzé, G. Marsden, G. Lindgaard, J. Wesson, & M. Winckler (Eds.), Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013 (pp. 170-186). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-40480-1_11